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BOCES Gets Millions to Train Special Ed Teachers

Eastern Suffolk BOCES is set to receive about $4.6 million from New York State to create a pipeline of candidates qualified to go on to special education teaching careers in East End schools. 

Sep 28, 2023
Springs Has Its Homework Cut Out for It

Buoyed by advice from a neighbor, members of the Springs School Board opted Tuesday to embark on a search for their next superintendent themselves, rather than hire a consulting firm to do it for them. 

Sep 28, 2023
Kids Culture for September 28, 2023

Fall on the East End means apples, pumpkins, corn, and sunflowers are in season, and there are plenty of ways for kids and families to enjoy them.

Sep 28, 2023
Longtime Bridgehampton Board Member Set to Resign

Ron White, the former president of the Bridgehampton School Board who also served as the varsity boys basketball head coach for six years, is stepping down from the board, according to a meeting agenda put out by the school on Wednesday afternoon.

Sep 27, 2023
Springs Students Report Once More

The Journalism Club is back in session at the Springs School, and a new assistant principal has arrived: Springs students report the news.

Sep 21, 2023
Yondr Cellphone Pouches a Hit With Pierson Faculty

Every morning, thanks to a new policy enacted for the start of the academic year, pupils at Pierson Middle and High School slip their cellphones into pouches that are then magnetically sealed, preventing the students from using their phones during the school day. “Yondr appears to be cutting down on the number of distractions to learning,” said Anthony Chase Mallia, the president of the faculty union, the Teachers Association of Sag Harbor, during Monday's school board meeting. Students are “getting more done in groups” and are “actually talking to one another again in the hallways and lunch room.”

Sep 21, 2023
Kids Culture for September 21, 2023

The A&G Dance Company has returned to the Southampton Cultural Center for another year of dance and art education. Plus: a baby-gear swap at CMEE, art and STEM projects, kids' movies, and more.

Sep 21, 2023
Conflict Follows Celebration at Amagansett School

On Tuesday afternoon, the United States Department of Education announced that the Amagansett School has been named a National Blue Ribbon School, a prestigious and difficult-to-obtain honor that is based largely on students’ academic performance. Though there was applause, the announcement did little to ease the tension in the room at a board meeting later in the day, as it quickly became apparent that parents and teachers had come prepared with pointed questions about how school operations have been running lately.

Sep 21, 2023
Kids Culture for September 14, 2023

One of the most popular events of the year at the Children’s Museum of the East End, Big Truck Day, is planned for Saturday, Sept. 30. Space is limited and early registration is encouraged online at Plus: book clubs, reptiles visiting the library, theater performances, arts and crafts, and more.

Sep 14, 2023
Springs School Needs Teaching Assistants

The Springs School is having trouble attracting and retaining teaching assistants despite the entry-level qualifications, and despite a $200-per-college-credit bonus, paid to teaching assistants who choose to pursue higher education.

Sep 14, 2023
State Auditors Examine East Hampton Schools' Cybersecurity

An audit released Friday by the New York State Comptroller's office identified potential areas of weakness in the East Hampton School District's information technology practices, noting that a potential "risk of unauthorized access, lost data, and inability to recover from a network disruption" could occur. District officials, who agreed with certain parts of the auditors' findings and disagreed with others, said Monday that they welcomed the analysis and are viewing it through a constructive lens.

Sep 11, 2023
New Project Most Program for 3 and 4-Year-Olds

The latest new offering from Project Most is an early-childhood educational program designed for 3-year-olds and 4-year-olds, running for three hours each weekday at the Most Holy Trinity School in East Hampton beginning Sept. 18.

Sep 7, 2023